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We are in the running for Scottish Charity of the Year

  MND Scotland is celebrating being named as Charity of the Year finalist in the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards. Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the awards celebrate the amazing work of charities, community groups and people across Scotland who dedicate themselves to making Scotland a better place to live. MND Scotland has had an incredible year, raising awareness of this devastating illness and supporting those affected by… read more »

The Princess Royal attends MND Scotland Reception

  Last week (Tuesday 15th September) we held a reception in Airth Castle, attended by our Royal Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The Princess Royal has been the Royal Patron of MND Scotland for over 20 years. Before being arranged into groups ready to meet Her Royal Highness, guests arrived at the venue and had the opportunity to mingle, chat to old friends and to MND Scotland staff.… read more »

Open Day and AGM 2015

  It was a lovely sunny Saturday in Stirling for our 2015 AGM and open day, with amazing views of the Wallace Monument. Our guests mingled with a cup of tea and had a chance to buy some of our Christmas Cards and various pieces of MND Scotland merchandise. CEO Craig Stockton kicked the morning off with highlights from the past year and spoke about the ways in which MND… read more »

MND Clinical Specialist Update

As previously reported, in January this year, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that £700,000 would be made available to fund nursing care and support for those with Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland.  This money was to pay for the existing MND Clinical Specialists which were, in the main, funded through MND Scotland, although employed by the NHS, and to double their numbers. Since our last update, a… read more »

First Minister Announces a New Statutory Right to Communications Equipment

MND Scotland was delighted to hear the First Minister announce yesterday in Parliament that the Scottish Government will introduce a statutory right to communications equipment. During her outline of the First Programme for Government 2015/16, the First Minister stated “Access to voice equipment is vital to anyone who is at risk of losing their voice as a result of conditions like MND.  Gordon Aikman and MND Scotland have been campaigning… read more »

Volunteering Opportunities

MND Scotland is looking for volunteers to assist with the roles below. Could you spare some time to help….? Christmas Merchandise Admin Assistant             Main Tasks:  MND Scotland sells a range of Christmas merchandise which is posted out from our charity HQ.  This area of work generates a lot of orders which need to fulfilled and it would be very helpful if we could secure an admin assistant to help… read more »

Cell Show at the Fringe

A show about a puppet with MND…I was certainly intrigued. On Monday (10th August) I went along to Underbelly*, one of the Edinburgh Fringe venues, to see CELL – a show about being diagnosed and living with MND. The show follows Ted, who after being diagnosed with MND, decides to live life to the full by going on an adventure, taking his pet fish along. The show is more great awareness… read more »

Stand up Against MND

Last night (Monday 10th August) a host of Edinburgh Fringe favourites raised laughs and money for an MND cure. Daniel Kitson, Fred MacAulay, Stewart Francis, Stephen K Amos and Tony Law joined MND patient, and MND Scotland Trustee, Gordon Aikman in a Fringe comedy show to raise vital funds for research into the disease. Fringe revellers were treated to five star performances from the comedy stars taking part in “Stand… read more »

Annual General Conference 2015

  Our MND Scotland Open Day and AGM will take place on Saturday 5th September. The event will again be held in the Stirling Management Centre, with registration taking place from 9.45 – 10.15 and closing with tea and coffee at 3pm. During the day we will hear from Chief Executive, Craig Stockton, who will provide updates from the past year. Delegates will also learn of current MND research from… read more »

Fringe comedy show for MND

  Fringe comedy favourites Stephen K Amos, Stewart Francis, Fred MacAulay and Tony Law are to perform in a show at the Edinburgh Fringe, compered by Daniel Kitson, to help MND Scotland Trustee Gordon Aikman fund a cure for the disease. “Stand Up Against MND” will take place at the Assembly Rooms on Monday 10th August at 9.30pm.  Tickets (priced at £20.00) go on sale today at the Assembly Rooms Fringe… read more »

Vote now – Gordon Aikman is Just Giving Award finalist!

Despite battling Motor Neurone Disease Gordon has fought back: raising awareness, successfully doubling specialist nurses and raising over £320,000 to find a cure. We are delighted to announce that Gordon is a finalist in the 2015 Just Giving Awards – for ‘Outstanding Commitment to Fundraising’ … and voting is open now! Good luck Gordon! VOTE NOW Read more about Gordon’s Fightback here